The Status Quo Must Change

Each member of the CoPeace team writes several blogs throughout the year, rotating through our diverse and unique voices to provide fresh perspectives. This was my week to write. I usually pepper my blogs with wit and humor (which perhaps is only funny to me), but I’m struggling to find any humor this week. I’m going to just keep this short and to the point.

At CoPeace, we are fighting to change the financial system that has, for so long, oppressed so many. We are fighting to democratize the impact investing world, by investing in companies that change the way we do things…for the better. We are investing in diverse leaders with innovative points of view, and we are providing access for wealth creation to populations that have been systematically kept from it.  

Internally, we often discuss how hard we must fight this system, which attempts to force companies to the status quo. But let’s be honest: the status quo is that a man was robbed of his life for no other reason than the color of his skin, and that is wrong.  We will not accept that and refuse to support such a system; the status quo must change

Hanan Levin is a Senior Investment Advisor at CoPeace. As a forward-thinking holding company, CoPeace is building a portfolio of carefully selected for-profit companies with measurable social and environmental impact. To learn more about impact investing, check out CoPeace’s Intro to Impact Investing.